Discover the Highlands with Highland Spirit Tours
Car hire in Inverness is straightforward with a number of car rental companies operating from the city centre and Inverness Airport. Expect to pay around £30 per day for car hire but you can get cheap weekend and weekly car hire rates. One way car hires are significantly more expensive.
You will need a full valid driving licence and in some case a full international driving licence. The minimum driving age in the UK is 17 however some car rental firms have minimum age policies.
When picking up your car, check it out thoroughly and note any damage with the salesperson before leaving to avoid any misunderstandings.
Most car hire firms include insurance however ask about the excess. This can be in the region of £1000 meaning a sizeable bill for any mishap. If anyone else is intending to drive the car, they must be added as an additional driver.
Budget Car Hire was founded in 1958 and has now become a worldwide car rental brand. The depot is situated beside Inverness train station but they also operate a meet and greet service at Inverness Airport.
Europcar operates car hire depots in Inverness and Inverness Airport. For airport car hire, a courtesy bus operates between the terminal and depot. They have recently introduced Prestige Car Hire which is available from their airport depot. This range features luxury and performance cars, including Porsche, Mercedes and Land Rover from £89 per day. Avis also has a desk at Inverness Airport.
To make touring the Highland easier, many car hire companies offer satellite navigation systems as an added extra. Most UK car hire firms abide by the The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) car rental charter, which means they must operate to certain rental standards.